2X Sandite of the Week: Aden Baughman wins Regional Championship with fastest time in State

Charles Page High School sophomore Aden Baughman was selected as Sandite of the Week for the second time this season for his remarkable performance at last weekend's Regional Championship track meet.

Aden Baughman - PRs

300 Hurdles - 49.12
800 Run - 1:55.42
1600 Run - 4:30.42
3200 Run - 10:48.89
1 Mile XC - 6:12
2 Mile XC - 10:46
5K XC - 17:00

The young star has transformed over the past year from a solid competitor to a State contender, winning the 800 meter run at five out of six track meets this season. He came in Runner-Up at the Frontier Valley Conference meet two weeks ago, but knocked more than two seconds off his time at Regionals.

Not only was his 1:55.42 performance the best of his career, but it was the best time of the year for any Oklahoma high school athlete at any classification. According to Assistant Coach Rodney Echohawk, Baughman's time is the second-best in school history. 

Baughman is also a State contender in the 1600 where he qualified with a runner-up performance and a career-best 4:30.42. He hasn't won the 1600 yet, but he has come in runner-up at three-straight meets, and has improved on his personal record all three times.

Baughman also qualified for State as part of the 3200 relay team alongside Jacob Garbey, Jaelyn Jackson, and Ian Baustert. They took third place in 8:32.64. 

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